Read 1033499 times

  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1531

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5680 on: July 17, 2018, 02:15:29 pm »
130/197  :cry:

147!  :lipsrsealed:

Well my dad can beat up your dad.

No way. My dad is a maintenance man at a rural high school, he's fixing shit and carrying shit ALL DAY. He's as strong as on ox.

I'll bet you were named after your dad.......... Tim-id. hahahahaha

Janitor vs ex-military. Should be entertaining. How we going to set this up?


  • CO2
  • The Legend

    • 4631

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
    more
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5681 on: July 17, 2018, 02:21:04 pm »
130/197  :cry:

147!  :lipsrsealed:

Well my dad can beat up your dad.

No way. My dad is a maintenance man at a rural high school, he's fixing shit and carrying shit ALL DAY. He's as strong as on ox.

I'll bet you were named after your dad.......... Tim-id. hahahahaha

Janitor vs ex-military. Should be entertaining. How we going to set this up?

My dad's people will contact your dad's CO.

*proceeds to put dad in witness protection program*
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5682 on: July 17, 2018, 02:24:55 pm »
Started that test but binned it after a couples mins when I kept getting the spellings wrong. Sorry guys.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2018, 02:47:57 pm by AvecPommesFrites »
Who is here in 2019?


  • Datasapien
  • Super Waygook

    • 406

    • February 04, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
    • Chungcheongbuk-do
    more
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5683 on: July 17, 2018, 02:35:02 pm »
I've done that quiz so many times that Kyrgyzstan is all muscle memory now, couldn't spell it for the life of me without a keyboard  :sad:
"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." - Jebediah Springfield.


  • OnNut81
  • Expert Waygook

    • 822

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5684 on: July 18, 2018, 02:05:56 pm »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states


  • CO2
  • The Legend

    • 4631

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
    more
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5685 on: July 18, 2018, 02:16:36 pm »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states

43/50. Not bad for a Canucklehead.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5686 on: July 18, 2018, 02:19:22 pm »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states

43/50. Not bad for a Canucklehead.

Which 7 remained? EDIT: Oops, I assumed it was just naming. 43/50 is probably better than I could do.


  • CO2
  • The Legend

    • 4631

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
    more
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5687 on: July 18, 2018, 02:24:01 pm »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states

43/50. Not bad for a Canucklehead.

Which 7 remained? EDIT: Oops, I assumed it was just naming. 43/50 is probably better than I could do.

I can name them all, even Delaware. Just Arkansas and some of the south mess me up, location wise.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5688 on: July 19, 2018, 07:48:29 am »
Just wanna give a shout out to some of the hagwon foreign teachers in my hood ~ this year's crop of essays for our middle school students' english-ee writing contest were fantastic! Keep up the good work!



  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4083

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5689 on: July 19, 2018, 07:56:52 am »
Just wanna give a shout out to some of the hagwon foreign teachers in my hood ~ this year's crop of essays for our middle school students' english-ee writing contest were fantastic! Keep up the good work!



^^^ the Kia Motors sponsorship makes this so much more relevant.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5690 on: July 19, 2018, 08:20:57 am »
Just wanna give a shout out to some of the hagwon foreign teachers in my hood ~ this year's crop of essays for our middle school students' english-ee writing contest were fantastic! Keep up the good work!



Haha absolutely the unsung heroes of teaching in Korea.  Running around like headless chickens teaching god knows how many classes a day while we all whine and complain all day on Waygook about our cushy public school jobs.


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 790

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5691 on: July 19, 2018, 02:07:57 pm »
When I asked my students to name a Korean product with 7 letters, several of them answered Adidas.

English issues aside, it was weird that more than just one of them answered this way. And I do remember reading on here, someone saying that "Koreans think they're the original creators of everything."

I don't think that's the case for these kids, but at the same time I find it strange. :undecided:
The World Ends With You


  • pkjh
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1540

    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5692 on: July 19, 2018, 02:10:28 pm »
When I asked my students to name a Korean product with 7 letters, several of them answered Adidas.

English issues aside, it was weird that more than just one of them answered this way. And I do remember reading on here, someone saying that "Koreans think they're the original creators of everything."

I don't think that's the case for these kids, but at the same time I find it strange. :undecided:
How old were these kids? I've had elementary kids think words like elevator, and escalator, car,ice cream, coffee, and key, were Korean.


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 790

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5693 on: July 19, 2018, 02:45:34 pm »
I don't even think I can think of a Korean product with seven letters.

Companies would be a bit easier, but like, even then you're mostly just going to end up with Hyundai.

Apologies, I meant Companies/Brands. The answer was Hyundai lol

How old were these kids? I've had elementary kids think words like elevator, and escalator, car,ice cream, coffee, and key, were Korean.

They were 2nd grade middle school.
The World Ends With You


  • CO2
  • The Legend

    • 4631

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
    more
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5694 on: July 19, 2018, 02:53:24 pm »
Companies would be a bit easier, but like, even then you're mostly just going to end up with Hyundai.

Samsung, Ddaewoo, Prugioh! Keeyyaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LG IncTM
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 03:10:58 pm by CO2 »
The joys of fauxtherhood


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4083

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5695 on: July 19, 2018, 03:03:21 pm »
When I asked my students to name a Korean product with 7 letters, several of them answered Adidas.

English issues aside, it was weird that more than just one of them answered this way. And I do remember reading on here, someone saying that "Koreans think they're the original creators of everything."

I don't think that's the case for these kids, but at the same time I find it strange. :undecided:
How old were these kids? I've had elementary kids think words like elevator, and escalator, car,ice cream, coffee, and key, were Korean.

My son has a Real Madrid jersey with an Adidas logo... and a Huvis Manufacturing tag.

Adidas might do some manufacturing here, (Nike does) so a "made in Korea" tag might have given them that impression.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5696 on: July 19, 2018, 03:05:22 pm »
And I do remember reading on here, someone saying that "Koreans think they're the original creators of everything."

I guess it's a bit difficult for such a nationalistic country to accept that they really haven't invented anything. The 6th grade unit on inventors is hilarious. King Sejong invented... something that was invented hundreds of years before his birth.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 2247

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5697 on: July 19, 2018, 04:08:31 pm »
I do find it peculiar how Korea always seems to have to prove itself

"hangeul is the most scientific writing system"
"kimchi cures all kind of things"
"look at all these things Korea has invented"
"look at how much these foreigners love Korea"
"the Korean wave is taking over the world"

Do other countries push this kind of nonsense, too? Genuine question


  • CO2
  • The Legend

    • 4631

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
    more
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5698 on: July 19, 2018, 04:26:34 pm »
I do find it peculiar how Ontario always seems to have to prove itself

"Ontarian is the most scientific writing system"
"maple syrup cures all kind of things"
"look at all these things Ontario has invented"
"look at how much these foreigners love Ontario"
"the Bieber wave is taking over the world"
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5699 on: July 19, 2018, 04:42:17 pm »
I do find it peculiar how Korea always seems to have to prove itself

"hangeul is the most scientific writing system"
"kimchi cures all kind of things"
"look at all these things Korea has invented"
"look at how much these foreigners love Korea"
"the Korean wave is taking over the world"

Do other countries push this kind of nonsense, too? Genuine question

They have a justified inferiority complex. Their country was built by foreign aid.